Saturday, December 23, 2006

Tribute to my Son Justin.


This is an excerpt from a Dolores Keanne / Emmylou Harris duet
called “Sonny”

Night’s are so long,
Silence goes on,
I'm feeling so tired,
And not feeling strong.

Sonny please don't go.

Justin Davidson born 3/2/1972 Died tragically 23/12/2005.

May Eternal rest be granted him Oh Lord
And may perpetual light shine upon him.
Peace be with him.

One of the hymns I chose for Justin’s Funeral Service

Now the laborour’s task is oe’r
Now the battle day is past;
Now upon a farther shore
Lands the voyager at last.
Father in Thy gracious keeping,
Leave we now Thy servant sleeping

There the tears on earth are dried,
There the hidden things are clear;
There the work of life is tried,
By a juster Judge than here.
Father, in Thy gracious keeping,
Leave we now Thy servant sleeping.

There the Shepherd bringing home;
Many a lamb forlorn and strayed,
Shelters each no more to roam,
Where the wolf can neer invade.
Father, in Thy gracious keeping,
Leave we now Thy servant sleeping.

My Son, My Son!


kenju said...

Margaret, thanks for the visit and the wishes. I hope that you and your family can have a Merry Christmas, in spite of the death of your son last year. I hope you will be able to find peace about it.

Peter said...

Margaret, I hope the warmth of your family and friends can help bring back the joy of life.

Gwen said...

Hi Margaret...Thanks for your visit
a sad time for you,but remember the good times with Justin.

Lee said...

My thoughts are with you, Margaret...such a tragic loss. I can't begin to understand your grief over losing your son. So sad and such a Gwen wrote, remember the happy grateful for the thirty-three years you shared with your boy. My best wishes go out to you.

Tammy said...

Margaret...I just came by to visit and say thanks for coming by my blog feast today!! You are one sweet and special lady...May the Lord wrap you in a warm embrace of Peace!!

Cliff Morrow said...

Hi Margaret, Thanks for the visit and I want to say I'm sorry about your son. I have no idea how you can cope. Bless you and have as Merry of a Christmas as possible. Stop again.

Ken Ferguson said...

Dear Margaret,
Our thoughts are with you at this time and also our sad memories of what came as such a shock to us all just one year ago, but perhaps it is fitting that it did happen at this special time of year, as he was a very special young man and his memory will be even stronger as each Christmas approaches.

Thinking of you....With love J & K

Jack K. said...

May the Lord bless you and keep you in His protective arms. I am sure that is where Justin is now.

May peace and love be with you.

HORIZON said...

That must have been a hard, hard last December dear friend. Am thinking of you this year and wish you all the very best.
Keep strong
Horizon xxx

DellaB said...

(((Margaret))) how sad a time for you - or perhaps not? A time to remember the good things, as others have said, and from reading your previous stories, now a young man at peace?

They say "Don't be sad that I am gone, celebrate that I was here" - I imagine easier said than done.

I don't have words to comfort you, but know that my heart is with you.


wazza said...

Gidday Margaret,
For all the times I visited you, Lyle and Peter when you lived in Gympie, I never had the fortune to meet Justin.
There's the saying "time heals all wounds" and it's never truer than at times like this. Sure as time moves on the pain and loss of your son will gradually leave, but you need not be reminded that still the good times and memories will never be gone.
Take care and enjoy what you can of Christmas with family and friends.

Anonymous said...

Dear Margaret,

My heart goes out to you.

I hope you were able to have some happiness this Christmas.


Leann said...

sorry to hear of your loss.I my mom went home to heaven the 25th of nov.we missed her this christmas.but know she is in a better place.she had been sick a long time.confined to a bed do to breathing problems and other things.she has a new body says in the bible "to be absent from the body is to be home with the Lord."so the child of God death has no sting the grave no victory.God give you His comfort at this time.and remember we will see our loved ones again and then no one or nothing can take them away from us.

PEA said...

Dearest Margaret...I had no idea you had lost a son so recently as last December! My heart goes out to you and I wish I was there to give you a big hug. I lost a baby on Dec. 20th, 1979 so it goes to show how Christmas is hard for some of us. Apart from that, I do hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Much love xoxo

Merle said...

Dear Margaret ~~ I was thinking of you on Christmas Day and hoping you were coping OK. Surely that was your worst ever Christmas, but at least Justin cannot be hurt anymore or feel more pain. A lot of us are wishing you well. Bloggers are nice like that, so stick to it as it may help.
Thank you Margaret for all your comments, I had a lovely week with Kathy and family, but it's good to be home. I would like to wish you a very happy, healthy, and prosperous
New Year in 2007. Much love, Merle.

Lee said...

I hope you have a very Happy New Year, best wishes go out to you...stay safe. May all your dreams and hopes are fulfilled in 2007. :)

HORIZON said...

l, like Merle and others, have been thinking about you much this Christmas Margaret. It is funny how you feel so in touch with another human being through this medium of blogging- their joys and their sorrows. l so look forward to reading your posts and just wanted you to know l am sending you a hug/ thinking of you.
Much love